AMWA Working Number Application

Application to Obtain an AMWA Working Number

An owner who believes they may have a pure-bred Alaskan Malamute but no supporting registration paperwork can apply for an AMWA Working Number which if approved will allow the named dog to take part in AMWA Events only.

The applicant(s) must be a member of AMWA. If the application is unsuccessful the membership fee can be returned unless the applicant wishes to remain a member.

The Process:-

  • The owner registers their intent with the AMWA Working Number Co-ordinator which is Lorna Bartlett who will also answer any queries concerning the process.
  • The cost of the process is approx. £65 which is purely to cover the cost of the DNA test. This can be paid by cheque/postal order or PayPal. Any fluctuation in this cost will be notified at the time of application.
  • The Owner downloads an Application Form PDF from the AMWA Website. The first sections up to confirmation of Neutering is to be completed and a copy is to be emailed to Lorna at
  • Lorna will provide the owner with a list of Alaskan Malamute Breed Specialist nearest to where they live. 
  • A DNA Test (Swab sample) will be carried out by a Committee Member at a mutually agreed time and place which would normally be at an event. The sample will be sent by the Committee Member directly to the Wisdom Panel Laboratory. It will take approx. 3 weeks for the results to be available which will be emailed directly to the owner.
  • Meanwhile the owner gains three independent assessments from the Breed Specialist who will also annotate the results of their assessments on the Application Form.
  • If the dog is not already Micro chipped the owner must arrange for this to be carried out with their Vet
  • Once the DNA Test results have been received and the three assessments carried out, the Application Form and supporting paperwork is to be submitted to Working Number Coordinator – Lorna Bartlett

Supporting paperwork:-

Copy of DNA Test Results.

Copy of Microchip Registration document (If available)

Veterinary Confirmation of Neutering (If available)

Photo(s) of dog – Headshot & side profile

Additional Evidence (i.e. 5 Generation Certificates of Sire & Dam)

If the 3 Alaskan Malamute Breed Specialist all agree that the dog is in their opinion an Alaskan Malamute and the DNA Test is positive an AMWA Working Number will be allocated and the details recorded in the Register

The Working Number will be made up as follows:


AMWA         14                      10                       M                   1234

(Club, Year of issue, Month of issue, for Microchip, last four digits of Microchip)

The Owner will then be emailed/written to confirming the allocation of the Working Number or reason for the application being declined as appropriate

Updated 13-05-18 by Tina Facey

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  1. Tracey Elder says:

    I have a malamute I rescued and don’t have any additional paperwork, pedigree, I rescued her from a local kennel. Can I proceed with the process of acquiring a working number from you. We are already club members

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